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'A lost opportunity': How Alabama's NFL hopefuls are adapting to not having a Pro Day

Fresh off a workout March 13, Jared Mayden sat at a table inside a bustling Mal Moore Athletic building filling out paperwork for what he anticipated would be one of the biggest days of his life — Alabama’s annual Pro Day, originally scheduled for Tuesday.

But outside the safe and insulated confines of the Crimson Tide’s football complex, things were changing rapidly as collegiate and professional sports across the country quickly reacted to the COVID-19 pandemic by halting all operations for the foreseeable future 10 days ago.

In fact, that same day, the NFL issued a memo prohibiting team personnel from traveling or performing any in-personal draft evaluations with hopeful draft prospects like Mayden.